Category: Food

Cookies and Other Gingerbread Favorites

Gingerbread is my favorite holiday scent and taste. I absolutely love warm gingerbread cakes with whipped cream and soft, hot gingerbread cookies. I am as fond of gingerbread as I am chocolate. On Sunday nights, I like to simmer a special coffee creamer on the stove. Typically a pumpkin spice creamer made with half and

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Tried and True Thanksgiving Menu

As promised, this is my tried and true thanksgiving menu with recipe links and personal notes. Each one of these recipes are the exact links I personally use myself. They have never let me down. It always feel safer using a recipe recommended by a friend. Monday is the big shopping day to stock up

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Earthy Mushrooms and Puréed Cauliflower

Mushrooms and cauliflower are some of my favorite seasonal vegetables for late Fall and early Winter. I love the earthy flavor of roasted mushrooms. My favorite way to cook them is a method I discovered via Pinterest. Whole button mushrooms cooked on low over night in a crock pot covered in melted butter and seasoning

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Cinnamon Apple Cake with Maple Buttercream

I remember chatting with a dear lady in the nursing home. She and her husband had been lifelong missionaries and she told me that anytime they moved into a new apartment it never felt like home until she sautéed an onion. That conversation came to my mind lately. So simple yet so true. All the delicious smells

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Soul Craft. Lovely, Local Coffee

My favorite way to brighten up the day is splurge on a perfect cup of coffee. For a coffee lover, there is no better way to treat yourself. Soul Craft, often set up by Dogwood Park, is a wonderful place to swing in! Anna took a some time to tell us what inspired her to start

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Grilled Hotdogs with Spicy Slaw

Our apple butter jar and syrup contest has wrapped up and a winner will be announced soon. Thank you to everyone who has entered! My up coming Labor Day menu planning has been inspired by Molly’s latest entertaining ideas. Grilled hotdogs may be one of the easiest foods to serve at a party. Both children and parents

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Ricotta

This savory tart is a wonderful solution for using up the remaining ripe tomatoes of the season. Canned tomatoes and canned marinara sauces are full of flavor and tomatoes seem to preserve better than almost any other vegetable. Yet still, I am enjoying having a few more opportunities to enjoy tomatoes fresh. Recipes like this

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Local Honey from Baby Birds Bees

It is so inspiring to meet women who have discovered their passion in life and are out pursuing it. At a trip to the county fair, Jessica discovered beekeeping. She is now cultivating local honey, saving swarms of bees, and conduction sessions for educating people about the plight of the honeybee. She keeps busy as the

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Southern Hospitality. Peaches & Cream Corn

Peaches and cream corn is our family’s favorite. This corn was picked about three days ago and was so delicious we boiled it and ate it plain. Butter was unnecessary.  Dinner last night finished off the last fresh corn this season. Time is passing quickly and we want to enjoy every last drop of summer while we can. Here in

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Summer Skillet Lasagna with Ripe Tomatoes

Perfectly ripe tomatoes are now being picked and shared from local gardens. I love toasting a slice of rosemary and sea salt bread in the oven. I take out the crunchy bread, top it with a slice of fresh tomato. Sprinkle the tomato with salt and sugar, add mozzarella cheese on top and bake until

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